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Posting a first-day-of-school pic online? Here’s what you need to know

I signed onto Facebook recently and quickly realized it’s that time of year – when photos of smiling, backpack-wearing, sign-holding schoolkids off to class get posted faster than I can …


Idaho prison officer investigated for viewing, commenting on photos of inmate’s body

An Idaho Department of Correction officer is being investigated for allegedly contacting a former female inmate via social media after viewing photos of her body taken when she was admitted …


Mama Bear Moxie: Spend the money on professional photos

The extra cost of professional photographs last the test of time


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Bellingham homeless youth capture photos of daily lives

When he was in the military, Daniel Liddicoet realized that photography was a powerful tool for expression.


Who has the best dog in Spokane? You do

Calling all dog parents: We’re looking for photos of the best local dogs for National Dog Day.


Take advantage of holiday visits to record family history

Spend some holiday time recording family stories, as festivities bring far-flung generations together. That’s the advice of Beryl Pielli, of Newport, who years ago taped interviews with her mother, Alice …


Google releases app to digitize boxes of old photo prints

Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app.


Jail bans photos after drug-soaked pictures discovered

A Virginia jail is no longer allowing inmates to receive personal photographs after officials found inmates were chewing on pictures that had been soaked in a drug.


Then and Now: Keneseth Israel Synagogue

There have been Jewish people in Spokane at least since businessman Simon Berg set up a dry goods store in 1879. Recounted in a 2008 article by Jim Kershner in …


Pre-eruption Mount St. Helens film found, developed

VANCOUVER, Wash. – They’re brand new images of a Northwest icon that disappeared more than 33 years ago: the conical summit of Mount St. Helens. Reid Blackburn took the photographs …


Then and Now photos: Lubin’s store

Barnett “Ben” Goldstein often said he and friend Harry Lubin were born in “the old world” in Vilna, Poland. “We were playmates and fostered the same ideals. We looked together …


Then and Now photos: Downtown storefront shines during holidays

Christmas decorations displayed by retailers or retail groups have been a historical part of the downtown holiday scene. Wreaths, lighted silhouettes, painted windows and window displays at stores like the …


Create holiday décor using favorite photos

The holidays are a great time to pull out the old photos and reminisce, but there’s no need to huddle around a dusty album. There are a variety of ways …


Then and Now photos: Pawn shops on Spokane’s West Main Avenue

In the 1962 photo below, a sign on the left reads “E-Z Loans.” The building was occupied by Millman Jewelers and E-Z Loan, a shop started by Henry and Sadie …


Then and Now photos: Jack Sullivan’s valley homestead

Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley is named after an early settler, John P. “Jack” Sullivan, who was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1846. He ventured to the United States …


Portrait of Yakama Indian Lokout adds to history of brother Qualchan

From 1907 to 1930, Seattle photographer Edward Curtis released 20 volumes of “The North American Indian,” a project that comprised 1,500 photographs of American Indians from tribes across the country. …


Then and Now photos: Lewis and Clark High School

The earliest predecessor to Spokane’s Lewis and Clark High School was a four-room, two-story schoolhouse called Central School, which opened in 1883. The all-ages school filled quickly, and in 1890 …


Then and Now: Removing rails leads to rebirth

One of the biggest changes to downtown Spokane’s waterfront was the removal of the rails. In the 1960s, city boosters began to dream of a world’s fair around the falls. …


Then and Now photos: Spokane County Courthouse

Spokane sprang from the ashes of the great fire of 1889, and many distinctive structures, including the Review Tower, were built in early 1890s. But building came to a screeching …


Then and Now photos: Banks by bridge once ‘Shacktown’

For several decades, a collection of shacks lined the Spokane River downstream from the Monroe Street Bridge, beneath the trains that rattled along the rim of the gorge. The squatters, …


Then and Now photos: Ridpath built with mine money

William M. Ridpath, born in 1845 in Putnam County, Ind., volunteered for service during the Civil War, serving two hitches before mustering out and attending college. Col. Ridpath taught school …


Then and Now photos: Kroll Building’s footprint filled

William H. Kroll was already a successful lumberman in Michigan – and well into his 60s – when he came west in 1911 and stopped in St. Maries. Within three …


Then and Now: Civil War hero leaves legacy

Col. David P. Jenkins was one of Spokane’s greatest benefactors. Before homesteading Spokane’s north side of the river, Jenkins, born in 1823, was a lawyer from Ohio, an acquaintance of …


Then and Now: Downtown fashion district

Russell Walker was a salesman who spent much of his career selling women’s apparel. He was born in Seattle in 1902 and came to Spokane in 1916. As a teen, …


Then and Now photos: Wolverton Block

Brothers Albert and William Wolverton built the first brick office building in Spokan Falls, the Wolverton Block, in 1881. J.T. Davie, a young brickmaker from Scotland, made it possible. He …


Then and Now: Blodgett Mercantile in 1915

Charles A. Blodgett, born in 1893 in Victor, Mont., arrived in Spokane at 18 and went to work. He learned the retail business working at a North Monroe grocery store. …


Then and Now photos: North Division Street

In 1932 the city of Spokane finished paving Division Street north to Francis. Because it was the northern end of the city limits at the time, Spokane County surveyed and …


Then and Now photos: Armour and Co. packing plant

Philip Danforth Armour, born in 1832 in upstate New York, was an industrious young man who started a meat packing business with his brother Joseph at Chicago’s Union Stockyards in …


Then and Now photos: The mill that built Spokane

When S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, Spokane’s first white settlers, walked up to the south channel of the river by the falls in 1871, they realized it was the perfect …


Then and Now photos: The Crescent

The Crescent, Spokane’s homegrown department store, disappeared in 1988 when it was combined with the Frederick & Nelson brand. But it started off with a bang and is remembered fondly …